New Zealand is banning cats from new communities. Thin end of the wedge?

Cats banned from new housing developments in New Zealand

The New Zealand website quite often publishes articles about cats and they are all negative. The basic MO is to get rid of them because their native species are being gobbled up by the evil devils. I get it but it is a bit OTT to an outsider. The Kiwis and Aussies are …

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Domestic cats don’t cause bird populations to decline says the RSPB

An ultrasonic cat deterrent recommended by the RSPB

The RSPB say that domestic cats do not cause bird populations to decline. A bold statement that requires serious consideration. I remember addressing this issue a dozen years ago when the RSPB said the same thing then. For those who are unsure, the RSPB is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. It …

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Cats in German town under strict lockdown to save crested larks

Crested lark

COMMENT AND NEWS-WALLDORF, SOUTHWESTERN, GERMANY: The environmental officers of this German town have banned domestic cats from roaming free in an effort to stop them preying upon and eating crested larks during their breeding season. They said that their order would remain in force until September. People in breaches of the order would face …

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Major bird conservation organisation, BirdLife International, puts impact of cats in perspective

Cat looking at bird outside

BirdLife International report states that threats to birds are of ‘humanity’s making’. BirdLife International is the largest international partnership for nature conservation. They are a go-to organisation to understand the status of birds on the planet in respect of their conservation and decline in numbers. As one of 15 different non-native species, the contribution …

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The inherent bias and unhelpfulness in the book ‘Cat Wars’ by Peter Marra and Chris Santella

Cat Wars

You can buy the book Cat Wars by Peter Marra and Chris Santella on Amazon. They describe cats as “environmental contaminants like DDT”. They claim that they spread disease and disrupt the ecological balance of the environment. They have a chapter lewdly entitled “Zombie Makers”. They describe how domestic, stray and feral cats spread …

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Hundreds of dead birds picked up in a morning at the base of 1, 3, 4 and 7 World Trade Centers

Birds killed by flying into World Trade Center NYC one morning. Many were not picked up and photographed.

The World Trade Centers (WTC) are proving fatal to migrating birds. The topic is of interest to cat advocates due to cat predation on birds. But what if cats are eating the birds killed when they fly into buildings? Cats have difficulty in catching birds which is why they are a relatively small part …

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POLL: how many birds does your cat kill per year? Please complete it to scotch ‘rumours’ of cats killing billions of birds.

Cat hunting birds

Please complete this poll. It won’t take you more than five seconds! It is half way down the page. I think it will help because the ornithologists like to promote the idea that domestic cats kill billions of birds annually (see base of page) and this only applies to America! Ornithologists want domestic cats …

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